The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.

The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.

Upcoming Events

POSTPONED – IGS UK Symposium: 6th National Geosynthetics Symposium @ Etihad Stadium
Sep 1 – Oct 31 all-day


Following the Government guidance following the COVID-19 outbreak we have reluctantly had to postpone this event. More details to follow in due course.

The IGS UK chapter is pleased to announce the Sixth National Geosynthetics Symposium to be held on the 12th and 13th of May 2020 at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

About the Event

2020’s symposium will be a special 2 day event. The themes of the symposium will be Containment Engineering and Geosynthetics in Brownfield remediation.

Day 1: Containment Engineering

This technical seminar will explore how containment engineering principles applied to non-waste applications can inform our practice, learn from experience outside of the UK to inform better design practice and innovation.

The symposium will be strongly practice focussed while informed by what is emerging from recent research, of interest to designers and practitioners in the field. Actual case histories from different countries will be presented, including best practices, cases where challenges have been encountered and non-standard design approaches.

Applications in mining and extreme environmental settings will be also discussed during the symposium, as a lens to explore and possibly challenge standard engineering design practices.


Day 2: Geosynthetics in Brownfield remediation

We take a journey through time, current and emerging guidance documents, and best practice in this technical seminar; understanding issues presented with Brownfield development and how Geosynthetics can assist with unlocking the potential of contaminated sites.

The symposium begins by exploring the very site we are on (Etihad Stadium), and from there we take a look at current guidance, best practice and emerging guidance, of interest to designers and practitioners in the field.

Leading onto actual case studies and examples whereby Geosynthetics have been utilised to enable development of sites in some of the most aggressive ground conditions.

A final workshop and open Q+A session around problem solving with Geosynthetic solutions will round off the day.

The Seminar is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of sustainable and appropriate use of Geosynthetics for all stake holders including, developers, local authority, insurance providers, engineers, architects and suppliers/manufacturers.


Ticket Registration:

1 Day or 2 Day tickets are avialable through EventBrite:


More information…TBC

International Geosynthetics Society

IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).


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